MIT6_012S09_lec01

MIT6_012S09_lec01 - MIT, Spring 2009 6.012 Microelectronic...

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Unformatted text preview: MIT, Spring 2009 6.012 Microelectronic Devices and Circuits Charles G. Sodini Jing Kong Shaya Famini, Stephanie Hsu, Ming Tang – Lecture 1 – 6.012 Overview • Contents: – Overview of 6.012 Overview of 6.012 • Reading Assignment: – Howe and Sodini, Ch. 2 Overview of 6.012 • Introductory subject to microelectronic devices and circuits • Microelectronics is the cornerstone of: – Computer revolution – Communications revolution – Consumer Electronics revolution Microelectronics: cornerstone of computing revolution In last 30 years, computer performance per dollar has improved more than a million fold! Microelectronics: cornerstone of communications revolution In last 20 years, communication bandwidth through a single optical fiber has increased by ten-thousand fold. Microelectronics: cornerstone of consumer electronics revolution Low power electronics enabling a variety of portable devices Images of consumer electronics (cell phones, digital cameras, PDA) removed due to copyright restrictions. Si digital...
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course COMPUTERSC 6.012 taught by Professor Charlesg.sodini during the Spring '09 term at MIT.

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MIT6_012S09_lec01 - MIT, Spring 2009 6.012 Microelectronic...

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